Helping people make better seafood choices for a healthy ocean

Search Seafood Recommendations

Our recommendations help you choose seafood that's fished or farmed in ways that have less impact on the environment.

Best Choice

Best Choices

Buy first, they're well managed and caught or farmed in ways that cause little harm to habitats or other wildlife.
Good Alternative

Good AlternativeS

Buy, but be aware there are concerns with how they're caught or farmed.


Don't buy, they're overfished or caught or farmed in ways that harm other marine life or the environment.

New and Updated Recommendations

April 2019

This month we bring you new recommendations for flounder and rockfish and updated recommendations for cod, flounder, haddock, mackerel, pollock, rockfish, sablefish, sole and turbot.

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What's New


Driving Change in Chile

Learn how we're working with the Chilean farmed salmon industry to reduce antibiotic use.
Watch this video to learn more


Review Our Seafood Watch Standards

Tell us your thoughts on the standards we use to develop seafood recommendations.

Learn more and submit your comments


Counting Fish Like a Boss

Counting fish in the ocean isn’t easy, but MBARI's new camera system is on the job.

Learn more on our Conservation & Science blog
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